Julia McRow (Ad. Dip., Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)
Making the decision to seek support is not easy. It takes courage and self awareness to recognise that you might benefit from working with a counsellor. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, worried, confused, depressed or alone then by visiting this page you are taking the first steps towards finding help. I am Julia, an experienced counsellor and therapist and I would welcome the opportunity to help you.
After many years working in media as a Television Producer I decided to find a career in a helping profession. In private practice I have helped many people of all ages struggling with a range of issues. I have also worked in charity and business settings and with children and young people with special needs, including autism, and their families.
MY WAY OF WORKING
I believe the most important element to counselling is the building of a good working relationship and I will adapt how I work specifically to your needs and choose methods which I feel will be most helpful to you. I will explore your issues sensitively, compassionately and with discretion in a safe, warm, supportive, non-judgemental and empathic environment. I understand it's not always easy to talk about how you are feeling to family or friends and this is where counselling can really help you. I will listen to you and work alongside you to help you to understand your problems, what caused them and empower you to find solutions and the best way to move forward with your life
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an ‘Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling' and am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is one of the UK’s largest and trusted bodies representing the profession.
My counselling training was Humanistic Integrative which means that I gained knowledge and experience of using a range of different models and approaches. An integrative approach acknowledges that everybody is unique and has different needs and that no one single approach is sufficient.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee for face to face counselling is £50 per hour. All skype/phone sessions are payable at £40 per session. Sessions are payable at the end of each session by cash or prior to sessions via bank transfer. Some clients prefer to pay for several sessions in advance and I offer a 10% discount on pre-paid blocks of 10 sessions
I work from premises in North London (Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Holloway). I currently have availability on a Thursday evening. Please get in touch to arrange an initial meeting.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
I currently provide individual face to face, Skype and phone therapy sessions. Face-to-face sessions are available in North London (I have rooms in N7 and NW5) and at other locations by arrangement. I currently have some availability on Thursday evenings. Please contact me to arrange an initial session.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST SESSION?
The first session will be an assessment where we can talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. There is no obligation to continue after the first session, and it will provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions about therapy or my way of working and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
Each individual session will last for a total of 50 minutes, usually at the same time and day each week.
HOW MUCH COUNSELLING WILL I NEED?
Counselling can be offered on a short or long term basis. The number of sessions depends on what your individual needs are and what you are hoping to gain from therapy. This is something we will discuss and work out together and will be continually assessed throughout the process.
IS COUNSELLING ALL ABOUT THE PAST?
No. What we talk about depends on what you want to bring to the session.
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT COUNSELLOR FOR ME?
The best therapist is one that you feel a degree of trust and confidence in. I would recommend calling me or, better still, setting up an initial session. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you have and see if the chemistry feels right. I look forward to hearing from you.